Marketing & Events Coordinator

(Contract position ending in April 2020, with the possibility of extending to a permanent position)

The Startup Zone is currently seeking a Marketing & Events Coordinator who is self-motivated and passionate about storytelling, social media, and event coordination. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing¬†Startup Zone’s social media platforms, designing and executing events and a variety of administrative tasks listed below.

The Marketing & Events Coordinator will work at the Startup Zone during office hours 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. There will be some night and weekend work to assist the Startup Zone programming and hosting of events. The Marketing & Events Coordinator will be required to adhere to the confidentiality and standards set out by the Startup Zone Employee Handbook.

Please submit your application by Sunday, October 13th.



Marketing & Social Media

  • Develop communications and marketing strategies that build awareness and brand recognition and align with related budgets.
  • Write copy for all initiatives, including marketing materials, social media platforms, and internal communications.
  • Develop and maintain online communications through social media, newsletters, email.
  • Own and manage Startup Zone social media platforms and create timely and engaging content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.
  • Maintain and update the Startup Zone website.


Event Coordination 

  • Plan and organize Startup Zone events and workshops from start to finish.
  • Lead promotional activities for both Startup Zone events and community events hosted in the space (as required).
  • Develop all event materials including online registration pages, invitations, and final reporting.
  • Develop in-house programming with local specialists in sales, marketing, legal and accounting.


Administrative Work

  • Organize team Google drive and update digital filing.
  • Liaising with prospective resident companies, visitors, event guests, and sponsors.
  • Plan and manage facility central services such as reception, security, cleaning, catering, and resident onboarding.
  • Other office and admin duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated experience in social media management.
  • Effective experience in WordPress and website maintenance.
  • Understanding and acceptance of open workspaces.
  • Experience using G Suite – Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, etc…
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications & Marketing, Business Administration, Public Relations or relevant field.